Definition of Fragile fern
1. Noun. Delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems.
Generic synonyms: Bladder Fern
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fragile Fern
Literary usage of Fragile fern
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Cystopteris x tennesseensis Shaver GW Cystopteris fragilis (L.) Bernh. Common bladder fern; fragile fern Herbaceous perennial Cool rock crevices and talus ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1894)
"... Mew Zealand stream of silvery brightness which babbles in tinkling laughter along a bed fringed every foot of the way with fragile fern and lender moss, ..."
3. Minnesota Plant Diseases by Edward Monroe Freeman (1905)
"Our common wild ferns are subject to a rust disease, which is not uncommon in this state. The fragile fern is frequently attacked. ..."